The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780804717113
ISBN 13: 0804717117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book Review:

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1973-10-25
ISBN 10: 0141907185
ISBN 13: 9780141907185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book Review:

Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
Author: Herbert Mason
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2003-07-08
ISBN 10: 0547526601
ISBN 13: 9780547526607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Book Review:

National Book Award Finalist: The most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations, within the stirring tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend. A National Book Award finalist, Herbert Mason’s retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet’s long affinity with the original. “Mr. Mason’s version is the one I would recommend to the first-time reader.” —Victor Howes, The Christian Science Monitor “Like the Tolkien cycle, this poem will be read with profit and joy for generations to come.” —William Alfred, Harvard University

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN 10: 0241289904
ISBN 13: 9780241289907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book Review:

The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh. If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh, you might like Homer's Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publsiher: Free Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-01-24
ISBN 10: 0743261690
ISBN 13: 9780743261692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Book Review:

An English-language rendering of the world's oldest epic follows the journey of conquest and self-discovery by the king of Uruk, in an edition that includes an introduction that places the story in its historical and cultural context.

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels
Author: Alexander Heidel
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1949
ISBN 10: 9780226323985
ISBN 13: 0226323986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels Book Review:

Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical relationship of Hebrew and Mesopotamian ideas.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN 10: 1466885025
ISBN 13: 9781466885028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Book Review:

A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided for readers in their translations of Homer and Virgil.

The Buried Book

The Buried Book
Author: David Damrosch
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-26
ISBN 10: 9781429923897
ISBN 13: 142992389X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buried Book Book Review:

Adventurers, explorers, kings, gods, and goddesses come to life in this riveting story of the first great epic—lost to the world for 2,000 years, and rediscovered in the nineteenth century Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 bce, The Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, The Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 bce, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost—buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of the wild king Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. The Buried Book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its deciphering in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among the thousands of tablets in the British Museum's collection. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself. Damrosch reveals the story as a literary bridge between East and West: a document lost in Babylonia, discovered by an Iraqi, decoded by an Englishman, and appropriated in novels by both Philip Roth and Saddam Hussein. This is an illuminating, fast-paced tale of history as it was written, stolen, lost, and—after 2,000 years, countless battles, fevered digs, conspiracies, and revelations—finally found.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
Author: Herbert Mason
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780618275649
ISBN 13: 0618275649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Book Review:

Presents a verse narrative of the ancient Babylonian epic about love, death, loss, heroes, and friendship, including an historical essay on the original poem.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1624667740
ISBN 13: 9781624667749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Book Review:

This stirring new version of the great Babylonian epic includes material from the recently discovered "monkey tablet" as well as an Introduction, timeline, glossary, and correspondences between lines of the translation and those of the original texts. "A comprehensive Introduction with a light touch (Beckman), a poetic rendering with verve and moxie (Lombardo): This edition of the colossal Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic should satisfy all readers who seek to plumb its wealth and depth without stumbling over its many inconvenient gaps and cruxes. A fine gift to all lovers of great literature." —Jack M. Sasson, Emeritus Professor, Vanderbilt University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gilgamesh Enkidu and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle

Gilgamesh  Enkidu  and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle
Author: Alhena Gadotti
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-08-08
ISBN 10: 1614518548
ISBN 13: 9781614518549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Enkidu and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle Book Review:

Alhena Gadotti offers a much needed new edition of the Sumerian composition Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld, last published by Aaron Shaffer in his 1963 doctoral dissertation. Since then, several new manuscripts have come to light, prompting not only a new edition of the text, but also a re-examination of the composition. In this book, Gadotti argues that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last of the Sumerian stories about Gilgamesh. She also suggests that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle, currently only attested in old Babylonian manuscripts (ca. 18th century BCE), was in fact developed during the Ur III period (ca. 2100-2000 BCE). Providing a new way to look at the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, this book is relevant not only to scholars of the ancient Near East, but also to anyone interested in epic and epic cycle.

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic
Author: A. R. George
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 986
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780199278428
ISBN 13: 0199278423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic Book Review:

"The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the poem and its hero in context."--Publisher's description.

Achilles beside Gilgamesh

Achilles beside Gilgamesh
Author: Michael Clarke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN 10: 1108481787
ISBN 13: 9781108481786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achilles beside Gilgamesh Book Review:

Interprets the poetic meaning of the Iliad in relation to the heroic literature of the Ancient Near East.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
Author: Louise M. Pryke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 1317506707
ISBN 13: 9781317506706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Book Review:

Gilgamesh focuses on the eponymous hero of the world’s oldest epic and his legendary adventures. However, it also goes further and examines the significance of the story’s Ancient Near Eastern context, and what it tells us about notions of kingship, animality, and the natures of mortality and immortality. In this volume, Louise M. Pryke provides a unique perspective to consider many foundational aspects of Mesopotamian life, such as the significance of love and family, the conceptualisation of life and death, and the role of religious observance. The final chapter assesses the powerful influence of Gilgamesh on later works of ancient literature, from the Hebrew Bible, to the Odyssey, to The Tales of the Arabian Nights, and his reception through to the modern era. Gilgamesh is an invaluable tool for anyone seeking to understand this fascinating figure, and more broadly, the relevance of Near Eastern myth in the classical world and beyond.

The Epic of Gilgamish

The Epic of Gilgamish
Author: Stephen Langdon
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 9781722190040
ISBN 13: 1722190043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epic of Gilgamish Book Review:

The Epic of Gilgamish A Fragment of the Gilgamish Legend in Old-Babylonian Cuneiform by Stephen Langdon In the year 1914 the University Museum secured by purchase a large six column tablet nearly complete, carrying originally, according to the scribal note, 240 lines of text. The contents supply the South Babylonian version of the second book of the epic sa nagba imuru, "He who has seen all things," commonly referred to as the Epic of Gilgamish. The tablet is said to have been found at Senkere, ancient Larsa near Warka, modern Arabic name for and vulgar descendant of the ancient name Uruk, the Biblical Erech mentioned in Genesis X. 10. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Epic of Gilgamish

The Epic of Gilgamish
Author: R. Campbell Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781375401968
ISBN 13: 1375401963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gilgamesh The New Translation

Gilgamesh  The New Translation
Author: Gerald J. Davis
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN 10: 131231141X
ISBN 13: 9781312311411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh The New Translation Book Review:

The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the oldest story that has come down to us through the ages of history. It predates the BIBLE, the ILIAD and the ODYSSEY. The EPIC OF GILGAMESH relates the tale of the fifth king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern day Iraq) who reigned for one hundred and twenty-six years, according to the ancient Sumerian King List. GILGAMESH was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2014-02-27
ISBN 10: 1847653839
ISBN 13: 9781847653833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilgamesh Book Review:

Vivid, enjoyable and comprehensible, the poet and pre-eminent translator Stephen Mitchell makes the oldest epic poem in the world accessible for the first time. Gilgamesh is a born leader, but in an attempt to control his growing arrogance, the Gods create Enkidu, a wild man, his equal in strength and courage. Enkidu is trapped by a temple prostitute, civilised through sexual experience and brought to Gilgamesh. They become best friends and battle evil together. After Enkidu's death the distraught Gilgamesh sets out on a journey to find Utnapishtim, the survivor of the Great Flood, made immortal by the Gods to ask him the secret of life and death. Gilgamesh is the first and remains one of the most important works of world literature. Written in ancient Mesopotamia in the second millennium B.C., it predates the Iliad by roughly 1,000 years. Gilgamesh is extraordinarily modern in its emotional power but also provides an insight into the values of an ancient culture and civilisation.

Babylonian Creation Myths

Babylonian Creation Myths
Author: Wilfred G. Lambert
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN 10: 1575068613
ISBN 13: 9781575068619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babylonian Creation Myths Book Review:

For much of the last half of the twentieth century, W. G. Lambert devoted much of his research energy and effort to the study of Babylonian texts dealing with Mesopotamian ideas regarding creation, including especially Enuma Elish. This volume, which appears almost exactly 2 years after Lambert’s death, distills a lifetime of learning by the world’s foremost expert on these texts. Lambert provides a full transliteration and translation of the 7 tablets of Enuma Elish, based on the known exemplars, as well as coverage of a number of other texts that bear on, or are thought to bear on, Mesopotamian notions of the origin of the world, mankind, and the gods. New editions of seventeen additional “creation tales” are provided, including “Enmesharra’s Defeat,” “Enki and Ninmah,” “The Slaying of Labbu,” and “The Theogony of Dunnu.” Lambert pays special attention, of course, to the connection of the main epic, Enuma Elish, with the rise and place of Marduk in the Babylonian pantheon. He traces the development of this deity’s origin and rise to prominence and elaborates the relationship of this text, and the others discussed, to the religious and political climate Babylonia. The volume includes 70 plates (primarily hand-copies of the various exemplars of Enuma Elish) and extensive indexes.

The King Who Refused to Die

The King Who Refused to Die
Author: Zecharia Sitchin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-20
ISBN 10: 1591437555
ISBN 13: 9781591437550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King Who Refused to Die Book Review:

Zecharia Sitchin’s secret allegorical novel that brings to life the key concepts of his bestselling book The 12th Planet • Reimagines the Epic of Gilgamesh in the context of Sitchin’s discoveries • Details ancient Sumerian sex rituals, the Anunnaki lineage of the gods who lived in Sumer, Anunnaki spacecraft technology, the workings of the Oracle of Anu, and Gilgamesh’s relationship with the goddess Ishtar Written in secret so as not to incite criticism about his controversial discoveries, this novel from the late Zecharia Sitchin brings to life the key themes of his bestseller The 12th Planet. The story begins in London as Astra arrives at the British Museum’s opening for their new Gilgamesh exhibit. There she meets a handsome stranger who knows secrets about her that no stranger should know, including the source of the unusual scar on her hand. Taking her to his apartment, he reveals that she is descended from the goddess Ishtar and that he is the modern-day avatar of Gilgamesh seeking to claim the eternal life Ishtar denied him so long ago. Reenacting their sacred sex ritual from eons ago, they find themselves transported to ancient Sumer as Gilgamesh and Ishtar, where he is at last able to continue his quest for immortality. But as Gilgamesh fulfills his sacred duties with Ishtar, something goes awry and the Oracle of Anu will not renew its blessing upon his kingship. Following the direction of his mother, the Anunnaki goddess Ninsun--the source of his partial divinity--Gilgamesh flees the city for the Anunnaki forbidden zone in search of a way to the planet Nibiru and eternal life. Travel alongside Gilgamesh and his immortal companion Enkidu as they escape the fate pronounced by the oracle, discover a Tablet of Destiny meant for Ishtar, fight off Marduk’s raiders, and foil the plot of the high priest, Gilgamesh’s half-brother who is seeking Gilgamesh’s crown for himself. Retelling the Epic of Gilgamesh in the context of his discoveries about the Anunnaki, Zecharia Sitchin weaves a tale of ancient ceremony, accidental betrayal, gods among men, interplanetary travel, and a quest for immortality spanning millennia.